Thursday, February 18, 2010

2 Children's Poems/Books




I LOVE MY BODY

I love my body from head to toe.
I appreciate my body as it does grow.

I love my wiggly toes.
I love my smelling nose.

I love my eyes, they help me see.
My eyes are special like me.

Also amazing are my ears,
they can hear far and near.

My mouth and teeth are pretty neat.
I like my tongue that tastes things sweet.

I use my hand to say “hello.”
My arms put on a jacket when it’s time to go.

My elbows and knees and joints all bend.
I love my fingers holding hands with a friend.

I love my neck and stomach, too!
On each foot I put a shoe!

My front and back and sides are nice!
My legs can dance and they add spice.

I am thankful for each body part!
We are all blessed right from the start…

I love my body from head to toe.
ALL BODIES ARE BEAUTIFUL AS THEY GROW!
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By Danielle Raspberry Levin
Illustrations by Aaron McKissen
c.2010
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The Zoo

I went to the zoo, the zoo, to see toucans canning in a choir.
I went to the zoo, the zoo, to see fireflies flying in a mire.

I saw panda bears bearing their paws, angry tigers
tigering their claws.
I saw zebras zebraing their stripes, clumsy hyenas
hyenaing their laughing pipes.

There were elephants elephanting their ears.
There were reindeers reindeering their dears.

The lizards danced, the prairie dogs pranced.
The camels swam, the frogs ate yam.

A gnu gawked at a giraffe’s tongue.
A monkey helped a llama’s young.

Ostriches and ant eaters went to hide.
Hippopotamuses and rhinoceroses stayed inside.

I went to the zoo, the zoo, to see a zookeeper keeping
the zoo.
I went to the zoo, the zoo, to see people like you youing
the zoo.

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By Danielle Raspberry Levin
Illustrations by Aaron McKissen
c.2010